Delivering more affordable homes

Five year plan outlines housing projects

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We recently approved additional projects to provide more, modern and affordable new homes for North Lanarkshire's residents, and these have been included in our next Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which is now being submitted to the Scottish Government.

The SHIP for 2019-20/2023-24 aims to deliver 2,357 new affordable homes over the next five years, regenerating and investing in our communities and bringing benefits to the local economy.

Our plans for new homes will help meet local housing needs across North Lanarkshire and will be delivered by the council and housing associations supported by potential funding of £135m from the Scottish Government.

The proposed projects included within the SHIP 2019/20-2023/24, include over 1,200 new council homes planned for development.

The SHIP supports the delivery of the council's Local Housing strategy which sets out the key priorities of:

  • Promoting the supply of good quality affordable housing across all tenures;
  • Contributing to the regeneration and sustainability of our communities, including town centres;
  • Providing appropriate housing support and helping to prevent homelessness;
  • Ensuring there is a range of housing and support in place to meet the needs of older people and people with specific needs;
  • Tackling fuel poverty and helping to meet the Climate Change target, and
  • Improving housing stock of all tenures.

Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of Enterprise and Housing said: "By developing new affordable housing we're contributing to reducing inequalities through the provision of good quality, energy efficient and accessible homes that meet the needs of people living in our local communities.

"It supports our Business Plan priority of Improving Economic Outcomes and Opportunities by supporting the provision of access to high quality housing.

"By producing a long term plan we'll realise our vision to help people to achieve their potential, and be safe, healthy, included and supported in our communities."

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